Board Administration

Linda Staudt, Director of Education

Linda has served in the education sector for more than three decades, including 25 years with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board as teacher, coach, Vice-Principal, Principal, Supervising Principal and Superintendent of Education. She was also seconded to the Student Achievement Division of the Ministry of Education in Toronto where she served as the Manager of the System Innovation and Implementation Unit. 

Her role as Director includes responsibility for System Leadership, Strategic Planning & Monitoring, Communications, Faith Formation, International Student Pathways Program and District Effectiveness.

Ana Paula Fernandes, Superintendent of Education

  • Holy Cross Secondary School and family of schools (St. Charles, Our Lady Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, Sacred Heart, St. Vincent de Paul)

  • Regina Mundi Catholic College and family of schools (Sir Arthur Carty, Holy Rosary, St. David, St. Francis, St. Sebastian​)

  • Centre for Lifelong Learning, Micah’s Place, Alternative Education

  • Student Success, Pathways to Success, Innovative Collaborative Technology Services (ICTS), English Language Learners, International Student Exchange, Secondary School Operations (staffing and vice-principals)

Kathy Furlong, Superintendent of Education

  • ​St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School and family of schools (Jean Vanier, Notre Dame, St. George, St. Nicholas, St. Paul, St. Theresa)

  • Saint André Bessette Secondary School and family of schools (St. Marguerite d’Youville, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Patrick, St. Thomas More)

  • St. Joseph’s High School and family of schools (Assumption, Monsignor Morrison, St. Anne’s, St. Mary’s)

  • Curriculum & Assessment for Learning (9-12), Religion and Family Life, Faith Formation, Safe Schools and Equity & Inclusion, Environmental Education, Specialized Populations (Students in Care and Indigenous Students), Athletics, and Secondary School Operations (including Secondary Principals’ Council)

Kelly Holbrough, Superintendent of Education

  • Catholic Central High School and family of schools (St. Jude, St. Martin, St. Mary Choir, St. Michael)

  • St. Mary’s High School and family of schools (Holy Family, Monsignor O’Neil, St. Jude’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Michael’s, St. Patrick’s)

  • Special Education, Mental Health and Well-Being, Early Learning, Leadership Development, Administration of Medications in Schools, Crisis Response and Elementary School Operations (including Elementary Principals’ Council and Elementary Vice-Principals)

Vince Romeo, Superintendent of Education

  • Mother Teresa Secondary School and family of schools (St. Anthony F.I., St. John F.I., St. Kateri, St. Mark)

  • John Paul II Secondary School and family of schools (Blessed Sacrament, Holy Family, St. Anne, St. Bernadette, St. Pius X)​

  • Curriculum & Assessment for Learning JK-8, Board and School Improvement Planning, New Teacher Induction and Support, French Language, Library and Media Services, Managing Information for Student Achievement (MISA), School Year Calendar, Parent Engagement, 

    Healthy Schools and Recreation, Elementary School Operations (staffing)

Jacquie Davison, Superintendent of Busine​​ss​

  • Finance, Purchasing, Building Services, Facilities, Planning and Admissions, Transportation, Ontario Ombudsman Inquiries, Annual Integrated Board Accessibility Plan

Jim Vair, Superintendent of Human Resources and General Counsel​

  • Human Resources, Payroll and Pensions, Health and Wellness, Occupational Health and Safety, and School Staffing, Labour Relations, Human Resource Information System  (HRIS)